This winter has been brutal on my skin. I have been constantly itchy and flaky and I am sitting here just praying for a warm spring rainstorm. I purchased humidifiers for my apartment and have the diffuser constantly running. I even have surrendered to sleeping at 65 degrees to avoid running the heat.
I was determined for some relief and I think I have found a duo that can fight the dry. First, I brought out my trusty Salux Nylon Japanese Beauty Skin Bath Cloth – super strange but it works so well. It is this really long (35 inches), rough, thin towel that suds up like a dream. It is softer than a loofah, but still textured for exfoliating entire body. Perfect for reaching my neck and back too. I use it with Neutrogena Rainbath Refreshing Shower And Bath Gel but am on the prowl for a more moisturizing body wash – let me know if you have suggestions!
The real kicker is a find by Dad – he discovered it at his favorite hunting ground, Wal-Mart (lol). Gold Bond Medicated Body Lotion Extra Strength is my new favorite thing. The smell is insanely refreshing thanks to menthol which fights itch. Dimethicone is a skin protectant and aloe soothes. Emulsifying wax makes this thick and nourishing, but somehow it melts into skin without being sticky.
It is still a constant battle, but thanks to these (affordable) gems, I am finally feeling better. Take that, Winter!
The streets have finally calmed down after the madness of Black Friday and weekend shopping. But the good news is that I basically avoided it all by shopping online. Regular readers know that is my jam anyway. I picked up some great things at Rag & Bone and Amazon impulse buys (finally a humidifier with aromatherapy!). I am playing homebody even more this week and gearing up for holiday celebrations. Some finds from around the web this week:
Sorry for the brevity of today’s post! Not too much new to report around here except for my continuing need for glowing skin. This look above is so healthy and luxe. I am trying out this new facial oil and so far, each day I am getting a longer-lasting glow and hydrated skin. Stay tuned for the full update! In the meantime, some finds from around the web this week:
Yesterday’s post was all about caring for skin in this dry winter weather. Today, I am moving onto the equally important body care. This morning, I’ll be on FOX23’s Great Day Green Country discussing my favorite products to protect, hydrate and nourish. But for those of you out of the area or wanting more details, here’s a sneak peek. I will also be sure to post a link to my segment later today!
I don’t know about you, international readers, but all of the United States this week is COLD COLD COLD. And with that comes heaters, wind burn, irritation and dry skin galore. For the past couple of weeks, I’ve been fairly loyal to a skin care routine, and I must say my skin has weathered this fairly well. Here are the five all-starts getting me through the deep winter: